What the mayor’s been up to this week.
Wed., Feb. 8, 8:40 p.m.
LCBO, Dundas Street West, between Ossington and Dovercourt. Spotted by Gani Shqueir, co-owner of the Camp 4 bar, purchasing a $13 mickey of Russian Prince Vodka, shortly after losing the council vote on the future of Toronto transit. “He seemed pretty cool about it all.” said Shqueir, who asked him about his day.
Wed., Feb. 8, 11:30 p.m.
Royal York station. Runs into Etobicoke resident Missy Hyatt, just as he’s about to board a subway out to Scarborough. “He seemed emotional when I talked to him [about transit], and genuinely upset,” Hyatt tweets.
Fri., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
Steam Whistle Brewing, Bremner Boulevard, west of Lower Simcoe. Briefly attends the Mustangs Football Winter Celebration, in honour of Western University’s football team. Although Ford didn’t go to the school, Gary Blazak, the university’s executive director of alumni relations, explains that “the mayor and Western’s head coach, Greg Marshall, have a historical relationship through the football-coaching fraternity.” Blazak photographs the mayor wearing one of the Mustangs’ distinctive purple scarves.
Sun., Feb. 12, 3 p.m.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Yonge and Front. Sits with brother Doug in the front row for Dr. Mehmet Oz’s presentation on “Reversing the Epidemic of Obesity.” The event is a fundraiser for MukiBaum Treatment Centres, which assist people with developmental and emotional disabilities. The next morning, Oz tells CP24 Breakfast that he was impressed that the Ford brothers cared about his message and that they asked, “What are the key things you need to do to sort of get over the hump and try to lose weight?” Oz says he advised them to cut out “white” foods and reduce the stress in their lives.